As the East Coast continued its recovery from Superstorm Sandy, we visited the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook which was devastated by flood waters. With many residents without power -- including those in Red Hook Houses, the largest public housing development Brooklyn -- and both big and small business forced to shut down, the Red Hook Initiative organized hundreds of volunteers to work together with FEMA and other local groups to help out the ravaged community. BTR Pulse spoke with everyone from small business owners to government officials on the scene.
On November 26, 2012, TBWA/Chiat/Day hosted a launch party for photographer Rose Hartman's new book, Incomparable Women Of Style. Before the event, BreakThruTV's Lauren Hawker spoke with Rose about the book and her career, during which she has photographed a number of celebrities, models, and fashionistas -- Jacqueline Onassis, Kate Moss, Bianca Jagger, Naomi Campbell, and Lauren Hutton among them -- and been a fixture at such famed hot spots as Studio 54.
An in-depth conversation with the award-winning actress Jessica Polsky and the actor/playwright John Krisiukenas, who will be performing on stage together in the new play Ghost Wife Radio, which runs from Dec 11th -Dec 23rd at the Ray Arias Theater in New York City
Toro Y Moi. Majical Cloudz. Erik Gundel. Mykki Blanco. Future Shuttle. Julian Lynch. Beach House. Com Truise. Father John Misty. Hot Chip. John Maus. And more...
Check my conversation with Nathaniel & Connor of I Guess I'm Floating, recorded outside Pianos a few weeks back
The Sanctuaries are a band from New York City who formed in 2010. Merging the jangly guitars of both the 60s and 90s via classic Rickenbacker style, the quartet pumps out memorable, upbeat pop songs. Currently hard at work on the followup to their full length debut, they're keeping fans happy with an EP that includes remixes of their earlier work, as well as a unique series of "cooking with mom" music videos. Keeping things on topic, the band played some of those tunes and sat down with Maia to talk nicknames, moms, and NJ basements.
Murals. Four Tet. DJ Food. Daphni. Styles P. Currensy. Cliff Dweller. Port St. Willow. Andy Stott. ShowYouSuck. Conveyor. And more...
Lost Boy? began as NY musician Davey Jones issuing forth DIY releases and free downloads with titles and artwork playing on pop culture, featuring songs that explore familiar territory -- invoking the attack of The Fall, the voice and unfiltered honesty of Daniel Johnston, the clever tunefulness of REM, the noise of Dinosaur Jr, and the bashing of early Nirvana. But, these days, Jones is joined by a full band, bringing new life to his lo-fi jams. Currently wrapping up a new album due in the Spring of 2013, the quartet has been honing their live shows and reworking some of the Lost Boy? back catalog to take advantage of a richer recorded sound that better represents the live experience. Of course, if their BTR Live Studio session is anything to go by, the live experience includes a lot of bouncing and smiling, and we wonder how they'll record that.
NEW FLYING LOTUS. Gonjasufi. Teen. Trentemoeller. Sigur Ros. Washed Out. Chad Valley. Nicolas Jaar. Beach House. These New Puritans. And more...
It's Oktoberfest on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with sausage, beer and Oompah music! Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!